Tuesday 19 November 2019

Leinster Rugby want you to support an Athlete

Leinster player Isaac Boss with Special Olympics athlete Jonathan Kilpatrick, from Blackrock, Co Dublin
Leinster player Isaac Boss with Special Olympics athlete Jonathan Kilpatrick, from Blackrock, Co Dublin
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On July 25, 7,000 athletes from over 177 countries will gather in Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games to demonstrate their incredible courage, unwavering determination and sheer joy by representing their country on the world stage.

Special Olympics Ireland will be represented at these iconic Games by 88 courageous athletes selected from across the country.

The Special Olympics Leinster and Eastern regions are one of the charity partners to Leinster Rugby for 2014/15 and we want you to do what you can to support these inspirational athletes as they look to compete against the best in the world in LA

What is Support an Athlete?

Support an Athlete is a fundraising initiative set up by Special Olympics Ireland with the task of raising enough funds to cover the cost of sending their athletes to Los Angeles to compete on the world stage. In this initiative they are calling on the business community to get behind them and sign up to support an athlete.

How Much Does it Cost?

To cover the cost of sending Team Ireland to the World Games, Special Olympics Ireland must raise €440,000, or €5,000 per athlete. Companies and businesses can directly support athletes heading to Los Angeles by pledging to support an athlete or Special Olympics can tailor a package to suit your business and budgets.

You can find out more about our Support an Athlete Programme at www.specialolympics.ie/supportanathlete

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